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Shane Simmons, DeMatha

Rutgers is the latest program to offer DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) freshman defensive lineman Shane Simmons.

The team's Twitter account posted the news on Tuesday that the Scarlet Knights have extended an unofficial verbal offer to Simmons, joining the likes of Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Simmons, a member of the class of 2016 Top 50 Watch List, was a highly-touted youth player who dominated at the sub-varsity level for DeMatha while seeing occasional playing time with the varsity.

He is a member of a talented class of 2016 at DeMatha that also features running back Lorenzo Harrison, a MaxPreps Freshman All-American, and offensive lineman Terrence Davis.

DeMatha finished 9-3 last season, but returns as much young talent as any team in the country.

Rutgers continues its trend of jumping on elite recruits early. It offered freshmen Jarrett Guarantano and Rashan Gary before the season.